MOMBASA, July 22 – Water and Irrigation Minister Charity Ngilu on Tuesday dissolved the Mombasa Water and Sewerage Company Board, shortly before it was to be inaugurated, saying it was not reflective of the wishes of the area residents.
Ngilu asked the area Members of Parliament (MPs) to hold a crisis meeting and propose new board members, who would be inaugurated in two week’s time.
She expressed her wish to see a properly constituted Board of Directors to spearhead water delivery services to Mombasa residents, saying the dissolved team had not been constituted with the representation of all stakeholders.
The Minister was speaking at the company’s Mombasa offices in an occasion meant to inaugurate the new board.
The list of the board members include Mohamed Raza, a son of former powerful Mombasa politician Rashid Sajjad, Sureya Hersi, chairperson of Maendeleo ya Wanawake Coast Province, and Mombasa Water and Sewerage Managing Director, Anthony Chitavi.
Others include Mombasa Mayor Ahmed Mohdhar, Town Clerk Tubman Otie, Mohamed Khamisi, Pius Chorongo, Mohamed Idris and Hilaa Amin.
Meanwhile, Ngilu revealed that the World Bank and French Development Agency had allocated Sh6.3 billion for water projects in Coast Province.
She said the projects would start this year and conclude next year with a focus on rehabilitating pipelines.